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The toolbar of the Compare Directories tool contains operations that can be performed on the compared directory structure. Some of the toolbar actions are also available in the contextual menu.

Figure: Compare toolbar

Toolbar Actions

Perform Directories Differencing
Looks for differences between the two directories displayed in the left and right side of the application window.
Perform Files Differencing
Opens the Compare Files tool that allows you to compare the currently selected files.
Copy Change from Right to Left
Copies the selected change from the right side to the left side (if there is no file/folder in the right side, the left file/folder is deleted).
Copy Change from Left to Right
Copies the selected change from the left side to the right side (if there is no file/folder in the left side, the right file/folder is deleted).
Binary Compare
Performs a byte-level comparison on the selected files.
Diff Options
Opens the Directory Comparison preferences page where you can configure various options.
Show Only Modifications
Displays a more uncluttered file structure by hiding all identical files.
File and folder filters
Differences can be filtered using three combo boxes: Include files, Exclude files, and Exclude folders. They come with predefined values and are editable to allow custom values. All of them accept multiple comma-separated values and the * and ? wildcards. For example, to filter out all JPEG and GIF image files, edit the Exclude files filter box to read *.jpeg, *.png. Each filter includes a drop-down menu with the latest 15 filters applied.

Contextual Menu Actions

Perform Files Differencing
Opens the Compare Files tool that allows you to compare the currently selected files.
Binary Compare
Performs a byte-level comparison on the selected files.
Copy Change from Right to Left
Copies the selected difference from the file in the right panel to the file in the left panel.
Copy Change from Left to Right
Copies the selected difference from the file in the left panel to the file in the right panel.
Open
If the action is invoked on a file, the selected file is opened in Oxygen XML Editor. If the action is invoked on a directory, the selected directory is opened in the default file browser for your particular operating system.
Open in System Application
Opens the selected file in the system application that is associated with that type of file. The action is available when launching the Compare Directories tool from the Tools menu in Oxygen XML Editor.
Show in Explorer
Opens the default file browser for your particular operating system with the selected file highlighted.